When: 19 November 2009, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. MengChu Zhou
Topic: Roll-based Collaboration
Where: Northrop-Grumman, building S, S-Cafe, Redondo Beach
Enter the S-Cafe at the north side of building S. A map, showing the
location of building S, located just east of the corner of Aviation
and Marine, on the Space Park campus, is available at
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is a common activity in a society of people. Collaboration means to
work together. It commonly mentions a joint intellectual work. We can
infer that collaboration or group work is required when one single
person cannot complete a whole task. Computer-based systems are tools
to extend the abilities for people to work. They should not only
provide virtual environments or platforms for people to work but also
provide more technologies and mechanisms to improve people's work.
Clear role specification and related mechanisms play an essential
role in developing the intelligent collaborative systems. In this
talk, we intend to clarify the concept of roles and role-based
collaboration and answer the following questions: What do we mean by
roles in collaboration? Why do we need them? How can we support them?
What are their implications in software engineering?
Zhou is a Professor of
Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of
Discrete-Event Systems Laboratory at New Jersey Institute of
Technology. His research interests are in Petri nets, collaborative
systems, semiconductor manufacturing,
and sensor networks.
He has over 300
publications including 9
journal papers including over 80 IEEE Transactions papers, and 17
book-chapters. Based on
the data analysis from Scopus database (the world’s most extensive
database covering science and engineering papers), in
the area of Petri nets, Dr.
the top one
in terms of the number of
and top two
in terms of the number of citations.
He is Editor of IEEE
Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering,
Associate Editor of IEEE
Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Part A and
on Industrial Informatics.
He was General Co-Chair
of 2003 IEEE International Conference on System, Man and Cybernetics,
Washington DC, October 5-8, 2003,
Founding General Co-Chair
of 2004 IEEE
Int. Conf. on Networking, Sensing
and Control, Taipei, March 21-23, 2004,
and General Chair of 2006
IEEE Int. Conf. on
and Control, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A. April 23-25, 2006 and
on Automation Science and
Engineering, Washington D.C., August 23-26, 2008..
He was Program Chair of 1998 and 2001 IEEE International Conference
on System, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) and 1997 IEEE International
Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation. Dr. Zhou
was the recipient of NSF’s Research Initiation Award, CIM
University-LEAD Award by Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Perlis
Research Award by NJIT, Humboldt
Research Award for US Senior Scientists,
and Outstanding Contribution Award by
IEEE SMC Society. He was
the founding chair of Discrete Event Systems Technical Committee, and
founding co-chair of Enterprise Information Systems of IEEE SMC
He is Fellow of IEEE.
Ph.D. & Professor
and Computer Engineering Department
Institute of Technology